8 tips for reducing your auto insurance premium
1. Keep a good driving record
It’s more than just a cliché – not only is being a careful driver the best way to avoid an accident. Distracted driving can compromise your safety and other people’s. You could get a fine, lose demerit points and end up paying a higher auto insurance premium.
Avoiding claims and conviction is key to keeping your auto insurance premiums as low as possible.
2. Adjust coverage on older vehicles
The older the car, the lower the insurance premium. If it’s not worth repairing, consider removing collision and upset from your car.
3. Choose a vehicle that is less likely to be stolen
If you’re looking to buy a new vehicle, remember that certain models are stolen a lot more than others. So when you’ve narrowed it down to a few models, you can go to our website and quickly compare insurance premiums for different vehicles to see which vehicle is cheaper to insure. The answer could help you make your final decision. And you could do it anywhere anytime if you are insured with us with our Online Services.
4. Insure all your vehicles with the same company
The more cars you insure, the more money stays in your pockets thanks to multi-vehicle discount.
5. Bundle your home and auto insurance and save
Combining your auto and home insurance to take advantage of our multi-line discount.
6. Increase your deductibles
The principle is simple: the higher your deductible, the lower your premium. Remember, your deductible is the amount you are required to pay in the event of a claim, so you want to make sure you can pay that deductible in case of an accident.
7. Consider a usage-based driving program
When you sign up for a usage-based driving program like Desjardins Insurance’s Ajusto® program*, you could be eligible to receive an additional discount on your auto insurance premium for having good driving habits. And the Ajusto® program will never increase your premium—it will only lower it.
8. Review and update your policy regularly
Have your circumstances changed? Are your children grown and gone? Do you now work closer to home? It might be time to make changes.
Certain conditions, limitations and exclusions may apply.
The information and advice in this article is provided for informational purposes only.
* Ajusto is underwritten by Certas Direct Insurance Company.
®Ajusto is a registered trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Inc., used with permission by Certas Direct Insurance Company.
The discount does not apply to certain endorsements and additional coverages. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Ajusto program in effect on the date of your enrollment. Visit our website at desjardinsgeneralinsurance.com/auto-insurance/ajusto for details.
The Ajusto program is only available in Ontario and Quebec.